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What is the difference betwen atheroma, atherosclerosis and coronary thrombosis?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: See below

Atheromas are part of the process of atherosclerosis with may lead to coronary thrombosis in the "right" situation.

In brief: See below

Atheromas are part of the process of atherosclerosis with may lead to coronary thrombosis in the "right" situation.
Dr. John Szawaluk
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Clarification

Thrombus is medical jargon for clot.
The medical jargon for clot within the opening (lumen) of a heart (coronary) artery is coronary thrombus. The implication of the phrase coronary thrombosis, is that a heart artery was completely closed by a clot large enough to completely block the artery opening. This is the most common mechanism of an "st-elevation myocardial infarction.", aka heart attack.

In brief: Clarification

Thrombus is medical jargon for clot.
The medical jargon for clot within the opening (lumen) of a heart (coronary) artery is coronary thrombus. The implication of the phrase coronary thrombosis, is that a heart artery was completely closed by a clot large enough to completely block the artery opening. This is the most common mechanism of an "st-elevation myocardial infarction.", aka heart attack.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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